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Law No. 24.870 of August 20, 1997, amending Articles 5 and 84 of Law No. 11.723 of September 28, 1933, on Legal Intellectual Property Regime (Copyright Law)

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Year of current version:1997
Date of entry into force of original text:September 24, 1997
Date of Text (Enacted):August 20, 1997
Type of Text:Main IP Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Copyright and Related Rights (Neighboring Rights)
Notes:
This Law provides for the extension of the term of protection of copyright to 70 years that shall begin from January 1 of the year following authors’ death. It further stipulates that works that have entered the public domain before the expiration of the term of protection of 70 years provided for by this Law, will automatically return to private domain, without prejudice to the rights that third parties have acquired in the reproductions of these works made during the time when they were in the public domain.

Article 2 of the Civil Code stipulates: “Laws shall not be binding until after their publication, and as of the stated day. If no day is stated, they shall be binding eight days following their official publication.”
This Law was published in the Official Gazette on September 16, 1997 (B.O. 16/09/97), with no specific date of entry into force; based on Article 2 of the Civil Code it entered into force eight days after its publication.
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Ley N° 24.870 de 20 de agosto de 1997 que modifica los artículos 5 y 84 de la Ley N° 11.723 de septiembre de 1933 sobre el Régimen Legal de la Propiedad Intelectual (Ley sobre el Derechos de Autor) Ley N° 24.870 de 20 de agosto de 1997 que modifica los artículos 5 y 84 de la Ley N° 11.723 de septiembre de 1933 sobre el Régimen Legal de la Propiedad Intelectual (Ley sobre el Derechos de Autor), Complete document (pdf) [57 KB] Ley N° 24.870 de 20 de agosto de 1997 que modifica los artículos 5 y 84 de la Ley N° 11.723 de septiembre de 1933 sobre el Régimen Legal de la Propiedad Intelectual (Ley sobre el Derechos de Autor), Complete document (htm) [3 KB] (Version with Automatic Translation Tool)

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